The Investigations Division investigates reports of criminal activity and works with all local, state, and federal agencies to bring offenders to justice.
As well as the Lieutenant, this division includes five highly qualified sworn officers, consisting of four (4) Criminal Investigators and one (1) Narcotics Investigator, dedicated to investigating all major crimes committed in the county and works diligently to successfully close all investigations. All investigations the Sheriff’s Office conducts are carried to the fullest extent, regardless of circumstances of the crime, involved parties, social status, or residence. The Sheriff’s Office is committed to finding the perpetrators of these crimes and holding them responsible.
Investigators are responsible for case development activities, including locating and recovering stolen property, gathering and processing forensic evidence from crime scenes, interview victims and witnesses, and interrogating criminal suspects. Investigators then compile and organize this information before presenting it to the courts for prosecution and testify in court as necessary. Investigators also prepare affidavits for arrest warrants, search warrants, liaison with other agencies, and perform many other related duties.
The Investigations Division investigates cases ranging from damage of property to murder including:
Crime Scene Processing
Forensic Evidence Collection
Fingerprinting/AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System)
Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Investigations
Domestic Violence Investigations
Extensive Burglary Investigations
Robbery and Theft Investigations
Suicides or Suspicious Deaths
Surveillance and Undercover Operations
As well as other miscellaneous criminal cases
If you would like to contact the investigations division, you can email Major Robert Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Newberry County Sheriff's Office at (803) 321-2211.